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Fire and Water: Predicting Future Wildfires in a Changing Climate

This article is from Issue Natural IQ Climate Change - Vol. 1 No. 1.

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Successfully predicting where and when wildfires might occur is important.  This prediction is important because of possible environmental and economic damage. As the climate warms, the possibility of wildfires might increase. The scientists in this study wanted to predict where and in what seasons wildfires might occur.

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • People and Science
  • Technology and Science

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Wildland Fire

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)